Percentile Rank

Streets of Rage 4 is ranked in the 92nd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 127 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

85

Top Critic Average

91%

Critics Recommend

Based on 127 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Eurogamer
Essential
Essential
Apr 29, 2020

Glorious artwork and a fan's eye for detail combine for a sequel that manages to best its forebears.

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LadiesGamers.com
Loved
Loved
May 14, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 is an incredible game. Where I am now, compared to where I was when I played the series originally, is very different. However, this will easily become another nostalgic memory in years to come from playing with my wife, alone, and with a very good friend who lives just too far away for my liking. I think you’ll most likely already guessed my rating for this title –

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Doublejump
Essential
Essential
Jun 4, 2020

A beautiful art style and a fun soundtrack lay the groundwork for Streets of Rage 4’s fun, free-flowing, surprisingly nuanced combat to make it a worthy entry into the long-dormant, much-revered franchise.

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Expansive
Loved
Expansive
Brad Baker
Loved
Apr 29, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 is a monumental effort. It’s easy to fall into, compelling enough to keep you interested, and is a more than worthy sequel to one of the most beloved franchises ever made.

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Nintendojo
A-
A-
May 1, 2020

What Dotemu and partners have done is such a masterful expansion and resuscitation that I’d be willing to say that the series is officially theirs, and that they have collectively made brawlers a part of the conversation in game development for the first time in years. Bravo. Buy this game.

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GameXplain
Liked-a-lot
GameXplain

Top Critic

Liked-a-lot
Apr 28, 2020
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Unboxholics
Worth your time
Worth your time
May 8, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 is worthy of its name and successfully brings back the genre with many great additions.

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Polygon
Unscored
Unscored
Apr 29, 2020

But Streets of Rage, as a series, is a time capsule from a different, simpler era. While it's blunt and repetitive, it also manifests a relaxing social space with ease. Call it video games as loitering. The music is as good as it's ever been in the series. The stages and characters are beautiful, reimagining the original trilogy's '90s locales and punk-inspired band of baddies in a way that stands up to those games without scarring modern eyes. The action itself is so simple that you can get lost in a conversation about, well, anything as you play.

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Kotaku
Unscored
Unscored
Apr 29, 2020

I will continue to play an absurd amount of this game in the years to come, and I’m glad to fit it into rotation when deciding which in the series I want to dive into with friends.

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Ars Technica
Unscored
Unscored
Apr 29, 2020

SoR4 is easy to share with friends and easy to get hooked on.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Apr 29, 2020

For anyone hoping it would bring a little modern fluidity to a long-stagnant genre, you might have to moonwalk upwards from this one. But for Ragers, it’s a sturdy score-attacking blowout to while away some hours, perfecting your flying knees and enflamed uppercuts, arguing over who deserves the trash salad.

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Scored Reviews

Pure Nintendo
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
May 8, 2020

From great musical and visual presentation, to smooth fluid gameplay and unlockable content, bundled with online co-op play, Streets of Rage 4 is an absolute blast to play. Not disappointing in the least, it's more than just the finest addition to the series; it's the best in the genre, in my opinion.

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WellPlayed
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Apr 30, 2020

From start to finish, Streets of Rage 4 is a modern celebration of one of the best beat 'em up series of all time

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MonsterVine
5 / 5.0
5 / 5.0
Apr 29, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 is a near-perfect return for one of the most beloved beat-em-ups of all-time.

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Marooners' Rock
9.8 / 10.0
9.8 / 10.0
May 18, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 was a blast to play, taking me back to my childhood and allowing me to have a reason to play with my friends. I recommend it not just to fans of the series, but as a fun introduction to this classic franchise.

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Remote Play
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
May 15, 2020

“Streets Of Rage 4 shows why old skool beat em ups can be fun and still have a place in today’s landscape”

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PlayStation Universe
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 is an absolute masterclass in maintaining the essence of a classic but also in reimagining certain aspects of its design DNA for a contemporary audience. Streets of Rage 4 is without doubt the best side scrolling brawler you can get on any system.

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ZTGD
9.5 / 10.0
ZTGD

Top Critic

9.5 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2020

I am thoroughly impressed by everything this game has to offer and I hope we see more SEGA classics tackles by DotEmu and Lizardcube.

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TechRaptor
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2020

Setting a new standard for what a beat 'em up can be in 2020, Streets of Rage 4 captures the past and brings it up to speed with beautiful graphics and immaculate combat.

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Zoomg
9.5 / 10.0
Zoomg
Arais Nazarian

Top Critic

9.5 / 10.0
May 11, 2020

If you have missed the classic Streets of Rage games, then Streets of Rage 4 is the perfect game for you. fun and compelling gameplay of original games has returned in this version and it's followed by the amazing sound and music design and a great roster of unlikable characters that can make you play the game for a very long time. Streets of Rage 4 is surely the game that Beat 'I up have been waiting for.

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God is a Geek
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 is wonderful. Everything from the combat to the soundtrack is crafted with a great respect for the originals, providing a fresh take on the popular series.

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Pixel Arts
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
May 8, 2020

I'm happy to say that Streets of Rage 4 is one of the most glorious returns of the generation. Everything in this game is well designed; From compelling and engaging stories to engaging, detailed, challenging, and valuable gameplay. This game is a jewel from the past. It doesn't matter if you have experienced this series in the past or not, Streets of Rage 4 is a title that everyone should experience.

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God is a Geek
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
May 4, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 on Switch is still the perfect sequel, and perhaps dedicated servers is just too big of an ask for a game like this one, so really, the Switch is the ideal way to play the game. Fantastic.

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NoobFeed
95 / 100
95 / 100
May 8, 2020

The deadly universe of Streets of Rage 4 is simultaneously completely fresh and very recognizable at the same time, making it a blast to play through.

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DASHGAMER.com
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
May 5, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 has re-awoken from its elongated dormancy. In its inspirational comeback to prominence, the beat ’em up brawler has made an admirable effort in reaffirming the genre as a staple of the current gaming climate.

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Use a Potion
9.3 / 10.0
9.3 / 10.0
May 3, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 marks a superb return of the famed franchise, with the stylish combat, the slick visuals, and the nostalgic charm proving incredible throughout. The story mode is a little short in length and a few tough difficulty spikes caught me off guard, but it’s still packed to the brim with enough unlockables to keep you hooked in for a long, long time – well… provided you’ve got some friends to experience it with over and over again, that is. Whether you’re a new face to these deadly streets or a returning fan that wants to dish out some more beatings, you’re going to have one HELL of a good time playing Streets of Rage 4.

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Just Push Start
4.6 / 5.0
Just Push Start
Grant Gaines

Top Critic

4.6 / 5.0
Apr 29, 2020

Not only does Streets of Rage 4 live up to the franchise's legacy, but it also manages to be different enough to stand out in this genre. This is one game where you won't get far simply mashing punch and you need to make bold plays and smart combos if you want to succeed. Thankfully, the reward is high and there is a fair number of ways to try to be the best warrior you can be, even if most of the experience will be score runs. So, if you're looking for a good modern beat 'em up game, there really isn't many things better than Streets of Rage 4.

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Impulsegamer
4.6 / 5.0
4.6 / 5.0
May 11, 2020

Does SoR4 do the franchise justice? Yes! It gives older gamers the game they've been waiting for while offering younger players the chance to play a comic-book esque beat-em-up that's challenging and fun.

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Final Weapon
Apr 29, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 is a worthy follow-up to the original Streets of Rage trilogy. Highly recommended for both old and newcomers.

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Dragnix
92 / 100
92 / 100
May 22, 2020
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Destructoid
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 is an absolute triumph.

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TheSixthAxis
9 / 10
9 / 10
Apr 29, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 is a must for any beat 'em up fans, especially those with fond memories of the original trilogy. The fighting is great, the visuals are great, and the soundtrack is great. Lizardcube and Guard Crush have managed to capture the essence of those classic games and upgrade it for the modern age.

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Areajugones
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2020

After twenty-five years, one of the best beloved beat ’em ups of all time returns. Street of Rage 4 is a perfect continuation of the saga adapted to the current times with great gameplay, many end game incentives and a fun and frantic soundtrack.

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Shacknews
9 / 10
9 / 10
Apr 29, 2020

Even though I thought I knew exactly what I was walking into, it still found ways to surprise and delight me constantly. Its challenge is unending and the ceiling for the best players will likely be raised for a good long time.

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GamingTrend
90 / 100
90 / 100
Apr 29, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 proves to be a heavy hitter, paying homage to the beloved series while not being held back by what came before. The new art style shines, the soundtrack is as good as ever and I enjoyed every minute of it. It's a game I'll be revisiting for a long time to come. Day one purchase worthy game.

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Wccftech
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 doesn't reinvent the wheel, but honestly, that's okay. The game's dazzling visuals, silky-smooth action, varied level design, and sexy sense of cool more than make up for a few minor old-school irritations. Veteran Bare Knuckle brawlers will get the most out of Streets of Rage 4, but it should provide a satisfying thumb workout for players from all eras.

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PC Invasion
9 / 10
9 / 10
Apr 29, 2020

A stunning modern sequel to a classic series, Streets of Rage 4 delivers great combat, wonderful music, and guaranteed enjoyment every single time. Once you get stuck in, you will be coming back for seconds.

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Nintendo Life
9 / 10
9 / 10
Apr 29, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 is the very best the series has ever been.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2020

You wouldn't think that after so many years of rumors and waiting that Streets of Rage 4 would not only actually come out, but far exceed anything in the genre, but here we are. This is an absolute must-play for both fans and newcomers alike.

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Nintendo Enthusiast
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 2, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 is unmistakably a sequel to this classic franchise; the developers understood what made the originals so great, and expanded upon them in ways that make sense. The most lovably crafted and well-designed brawler in ages.

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Reno Gazette-Journal
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 15, 2020

Sometimes, I feel like I was pretty much dragged kicking and screaming into this age of DLC and microtransactions. With its on-point, classic gameplay and plethora of easter eggs and unlockables, Streets of Rage 4 reminds me that you can punch back and maybe throw a Grand Upper or two to reclaim those good old gaming days from before. It’s just a joy to be able to happily walk those familiar streets once again without having to rage about what was once lost. From one old-school gamer, well played Streets of Rage 4 dev team. Well played. Now go and remake Guardian Heroes.

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Atomix
90 / 100
90 / 100
May 20, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 is much more than just nostalgia and fan service. Streets of Rage 4 is the revival of the beat em' up genre and a must have no matter what.

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Xbox Achievements
90%
90%
Apr 29, 2020

It's been more than 25 years since the last Streets of Rage game, and while ostensibly, Streets of Rage 4 might seem like more of the same, there's no way that could ever be considered a bad thing. Streets of Rage 4 is well worth the wait.

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The Digital Fix
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2020

Streets of Rage is an excellent and well made game. Whether your a fan of the series or a newcomer, it is fun and addictive experience. The developers did a great job of making it feel like the old games but also make it have a fresh and updated feel to it. Right i'm off to beat some more people upside the head with a pipe.

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DarkZero
9 / 10
9 / 10
May 19, 2020

At eleven chapters it's the perfect length, and yet I can't help but feel that I'd keep playing for as long as it kept throwing me new chapters. Then again, "New Game" is right there. The same thugs will happily line right back up, likely with the added confidence of a higher difficulty setting, and I'll be just as happy to keep punching them.

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CGMagazine
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2020

it is obvious the love and attention that went into creating Streets of Rage 4, a game made first and foremost for fans, but made accessible and engaging enough for casual players to enjoy. Streets of Rage 4 is a must play, particularly towards fans who may have been on the fence.

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GameSpew
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2020

Take nostalgia out of the equation, and Streets of Rage 4 is the best entry in the series yet.

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NintendoWorldReport
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2020

Both game's were led by development teams who had the challenge of continuing classic and beloved series. I'm happy to say that the dev teams creating Streets of Rage 4 have completely succeeded in making a new 2D entry in the series much like the Sonic Mania dev teams did. The utmost respect for the source material is clear throughout Streets of Rage 4 and I'm thrilled that we have this great new brawler in 2020.

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Worth Playing
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 is the perfect love letter to Sega's fan favorite beat-'em-up franchise. It captures the spirit and soul of the games while adding great new mechanics and tons of style. At its heart, it's a short, sweet, and well-made game about punching criminals until you can punch the biggest criminals of all. The price tag might be a bit steep if you're not someone who loves beating things up with friends, but for Streets of Rage fans, it is everything it should be.

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Gamers Heroes
90 / 100
90 / 100
Apr 29, 2020

Following up a series as renowned as Streets of Rage with a new entry is no small feat, but Streets of Rage 4 hits hard with its signature frantic action and stylish audiovisual presentation.

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Gamefa
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 2, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 is a mighty comeback for a nostalgic Beat'em Up title and an overall great experience for old fans and newcomers. Visually, the game is very beautiful and the gameplay is smoother than ever. There are few minor issues here and there, but it absolutely worth a try.

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Pardis Game
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 12, 2020

Everything the players expect from a Streets of Rage title, has been given to them. Nostalgia and modernization at their best

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3DNews
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 9, 2020

Creators of Streets of Rage 4 decided to forget about innovations and instead made us nostalgic by offering a classic gameplay with minor new features. And that's exactly what a lot of fans wanted.

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Cubed3
9 / 10
9 / 10
May 18, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 does a textbook job of balancing between the new and the old.

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Handsome Phantom
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 is one of the best entries in a classic series in quite some time. With beautifully updated graphics and a soundtrack that you will be humming along with for quite some time, you’ll be reminded of how you felt if you played these types of games when they were first made popular.

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WayTooManyGames
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 is exactly how the franchise should have been handled in the 21st century. It features brand new visual upgrades, gameplay improvements, online multiplayer, and a killer modern soundtrack, but it still retains the charm and soul of the Mega Drive classics.

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Gamer Escape
9 / 10
9 / 10
Apr 29, 2020

Simply put, this is the return that fans have been waiting for.

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Geeks Under Grace
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2020

Streets of Rage is back, baby!

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SmashPad
Apr 29, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 had a lot to live up to, and it delivered.

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GameByte
Apr 30, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 is definitely a welcomed addition to the epic series.

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PushStartPlay
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2020

This iconic series has returned and Streets of Rage 4 is the king of the side-scrolling beat ‘em up!

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GameSpace
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 1, 2020

Whether you are a veteran of the franchise or not there is a fun game here to be had by all.

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GamePitt
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 1, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 is the perfect sequel, it builds upon the original trilogy whilst modernising it without alienating fans. Visually the game is gorgeous, all hand-drawn with brilliant lighting effects, visual styles, character designs, and original pixel-art protagonists and special moves. The music is just as good as I remember it, allowing you to alternate between the new music or classic tunes, this really is the perfect homage to the infamous Mega Drive games. Although not a very long game, you’ll get hours of entertainment out of Streets of Rage 4 thanks to the satisfying combat and progression-based rewards.

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But Why Tho?
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 3, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 is an amazingly good time for long time fans and new ones alike. You’re immediately pulled into a beautiful and colorful world, with a soundtrack that’s extremely addicting. Whether you’re playing alone or with friends, you’re in for a damn good time!

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Nintendo Times
9 / 10
9 / 10
May 3, 2020

EXCELLENT - Gamers have overlooked the beat’em up genre for decades, but Streets of Rage 4 is here to knock some sense into them. It walks that fine line of providing just the right amount nostalgia while at the same time injecting new characters and gameplay to create a fantastic experience that should appeal to the teenagers of the ‘80s and today. Grab a friend and kick some butt. Don’t sleep on this one!

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FingerGuns
9 / 10
9 / 10
May 5, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 is not here to redefine the genre. It’s here to give fans something they have waited over 2 decades for and it doesn’t disappoint.

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Wolf's Gaming Blog
May 5, 2020

I never would have imagined that the weirdest thing of 2020 is that I’m playing Streets of Rage 4. I never saw this coming. I never once considered that after 26-years since Streets of Rage 3 we’d get a sequel. How did this even happen? Where did this come from? I don’t know. I don’t care, because Streets of Rage 4 is a hell of a sequel.

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Nintendo Wire
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 30, 2020

Ultimately, while Streets of Rage 4 feels like a game by the fans, for the fans, that’s selling it short. It’s a great throwback to a genre long-thought dead, revitalized with modern technology while maintaining just what made the franchise special in the first place.

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Cultured Vultures
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 4, 2020

After a 25 year hiatus, Streets of Rage 4 is back and it’s better than it ever has been, thanks to a host of important gameplay improvements.

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Seafoam Gaming
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 8, 2020

When the only gripes I have are some online flaws and a bit of lacking variety with certain enemy types, that’s pretty much a good sign that the game is solid all around. Still a bummer that the online situation isn’t fixed yet, but at the very least, local-play and the 1v1 battle modes are still absolutely worth your time, and I cannot recommend this game enough. It just misses the bar for being a perfect game in my book, but I still consider this to be the best in the SOR series, proving that you can return to an old franchise and make it even better.

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Gamerheadquarters
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 10, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 is an excellent brawling title, one of if the not the best within the genre in literal decades.

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Hey Poor Player
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Apr 29, 2020

Online woes aside, Streets of Rage 4 is the gold standard for what a beat ’em up should be and a triumphant return to form for the series. The road to its release has been long and at times uncertain, but Dotemu, Guard Crush Games, and Lizardcube have managed to deliver a game that was well worth the 26-year wait. With stellar visuals, an unforgettable soundtrack, and a wealth of modes to enjoy, this is one game you need to have in your collection.

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Hobby Consolas
88 / 100
88 / 100
Apr 29, 2020

If you didn't try the previous games, you will like this one. If you did try them, you'll absolutely love SOR 4.

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COGconnected
88 / 100
88 / 100
Apr 29, 2020

In an era of remakes and remasters, bringing a new entry to a long dormant series is a bold and difficult thing to do. Streets of Rage 4 adds modern stylings to its classic aesthetic and gameplay to create a modern mash-up that is hard to put down.

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GamePro
87 / 100
87 / 100
Apr 30, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 is a declaration of love to Sega's spanking classic and skillfully transports the game principle into the modern age.

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The Games Machine
8.7 / 10.0
8.7 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 is a comeback in style for a legendary saga. It offers a smooth combat system and hours of fun for those who still appreciate good old brawlers.

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IGN Spain
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 becomes, in its own right, one more numbered SoR. Lovers of the genre will have a great time with a title that offers everything that made the beat 'em up of the 90s great. And also, it is seasoned with light but very functional novelties. It is fun, and even epic if we play together. And although it is a bit short, it offers a lot of replayability. Essential for fans of the saga and perfect to get started in the genre thanks to its multiple configuration possibilities.

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Digital Chumps
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 18, 2018

Every old school franchise should be so lucky to get such a great sequel that obviously had a lot of thought and care put in by the teams involved. Clearly, if you enjoy Streets of Rage or the side scrolling brawler, especially when playing with up to three other people, Streets of Rage 4 should be on your list of titles to get.

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GameWatcher
8.5 / 10.0
GameWatcher
Luiz Coelho

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2020

All-in-all, this is the most fun I've had with multiplayer these past few months, and I'd recommend this game to both newcomers and Streets of Rage fanatics alike. Not only is this a heartfelt throwback to the golden years of couch co-op, but it's also an extremely well-balanced and impeccably crafted romp through a city in need of saving.

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GBAtemp
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
May 4, 2020

There’s a little bit for everybody in Streets of Rage 4, and the attention paid by the developers to appeal to both fans of old school beat ‘em ups and newcomers is apparent and skilfully executed.

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Heavy
8.5 / 10.0
Heavy

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2020

Streets of Rage 4’s awesome presentation, fun combat, and clever Easter Eggs for series fanatics still make it worth a recommendation.

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Easy Allies
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2020
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BaziCenter
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
May 3, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 is back after 26 years, and it feels exactly the same as before. It can serve as a great example to the new generation on how we used to game, and the original fans of the series will find themselves in heaven with it.

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SECTOR.sk
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
May 6, 2020

A perfect love letter to 16-bit era with enjoyable gameplay and gorgeous visial.

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Noisy Pixel
8.5 / 10.0
Noisy Pixel
Ian Goudelock
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2020

It’s clear that a lot of love went into making Streets of Rage 4. The developers have taken this classic series and added just enough to make it there own while also building off of what makes this series so great. The length of the adventure may be an issue for some, but there are more than enough reasons to return to the streets for another round.

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33bits
85 / 100
85 / 100
May 11, 2020

A direct and updated sequel to the saga and the same brawler genre, with quality and respect. Classic form and modes in a work so indebted to the past games of the saga, as pampered and cared for the public of the 21st century. The return of Streets of Rage is direct fun and delicious rhythm, to return to it on multiple occasions as demanded by the best exponents of the brawler of yesteryear.

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SomHráč.sk
85%
85%
Jun 26, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 is a great return of a beloved series that will please both nostalgic fans and the new generation of gamers. It's nothing revolutionary, but it isn't outdated and stuck in the past either.

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TrueGaming
8.5 / 10.0
TrueGaming

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2020

Fans of the Beat 'em Up genre will be pleased with what Streets of Rage 4 have to offer, the fights are challenging, the music is great and the art style is fantastic.

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Bazimag
8.1 / 10.0
8.1 / 10.0
Apr 30, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 pulls off an almost impossible task and revives a long dormant franchise in a very satisfying way. I personally would've liked a more gritty look and a little more innovation on the gameplay side but all in all, this is exactly what I expected from a Streets of Rage title in 2020.

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Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
8 / 10
Apr 29, 2020

An excellent return to form for gaming's favourite beat 'em-up franchise and while it doesn't represent much evolution from the original games it's still just as much fun as ever.

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GameSpot
8 / 10
8 / 10
May 5, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 expertly revives a beloved beat-'em-up franchise with great music, visuals, and most importantly, solid gameplay.

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USgamer
Apr 29, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 is a small, concentrated hit of beat 'em up excellence. While its length and lack of extra modes might make this offering seem slim, it makes up for it with brilliant fighting, effusive style, and another solid set of tunes. If beat 'em up games are seeing a revival, Streets of Rage 4 is leading the charge.

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IGN Italy
8 / 10.0
IGN Italy

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2020

A dive into the past, of course, but which does not bask in simple nostalgia, trying to offer the best of side-scrolling beat'em up genre, not just the Streets of Rage saga. A quarter century later, walking around a city full of thugs has probably never been this fun.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Apr 29, 2020

Meet Streets of Rage 4 on its own terms and you'll discover a sometimes cheap, yet often rewarding revival of a once dead franchise. The soundtrack is stellar, art design fantastic, animations superb, and controls precise. But, if you expected all the former sins of the genre to be absolved after 26 years you'll have to look elsewhere.

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VideoGamer
8 / 10
VideoGamer
Josh Wise

Top Critic

8 / 10
Apr 29, 2020

When the credits rolled, I felt better, gunning for action, as if life were a thing to rage through with a smile on your face. How often does that happen?

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Windows Central
Windows Central
Miles Dompier

Top Critic

Apr 29, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 delivers a powerful celebration of brawling nostalgia with a host of great modes and distinct characters.

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GameMAG
8 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

8 / 10
May 14, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 is a worthy continuation of the beloved series that has preserved the atmosphere and drive of its predecessors. The developers managed not only to play on the nostalgia of fans, but also to make a modern game that cannot be accused of being too archaic. The project is undoubtedly a must-buy for fans of the genre and all those who appreciate easy-to-learn, but addictive games.

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Gameblog
8 / 10
8 / 10
Apr 29, 2020

Twenty five years after the last episode, Streets of Rage sure is back. Filled with love for the series, Streets of Rage 4 is a dense and rich experience, thanks to more complex mecanics, lots of beautiful levels, and so many game modes to play it again and again. Too bad the promised soundtrack does not reach the same hights, and that we will have to wait for a correct online experience.

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Slant Magazine
Apr 29, 2020

It's the best kind of retro throwback, reminding us how hard these kinds of games could hit.

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Twinfinite
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Apr 29, 2020

Fans of the original have no excuse for not picking it up and reliving some cherished memories with a friend. And even nostalgia aside, it’s one of the most fun beat-em-ups I’ve played in years with a lot going for it.

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TrustedReviews
Apr 29, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 is an enchanting retro surprise, bursting onto the scene and overcoming many of the justified grievances fans might have with reviving such an esteemed property. The combat is fierce, the music is banging and its sense of style is simply marvellous.

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The Outerhaven Productions
Apr 29, 2020

It took 23 years, but I'm happy to say that Streets of Rage is back and then some. The gameplay is reminiscent of games of the past while bringing in new mechanics that push the game further. Thanks to the insight from the developers, there's still plenty to do after the game has been beaten, which ensures players will be picking up the controls for a long time. I couldn't have asked for a better follow-up to the classic series. All that's needed now is for the online components to be fixed and this is will be perfect in my opinion.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Apr 29, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 doesn't do much to advance the formula of classic beat 'em ups and that's what makes it great. The game can be completed in roughly three hours, which is just enough for this type of game. Unlocking all the Easter eggs is a nice way to add to the nostalgia fix. Playing through with each character offers a slightly different game experience, but the real joy comes from playing these types of games with friends. Streets of Rage 4 is a must play for fans of retro beat 'em ups.

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GamingBolt
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 impressively combines classic arcade beat-'em-ups with modern day adjustments to create a fantastic sense of progression and reward in a retro setting.

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Niche Gamer
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2020

If you’re looking for something that elevates the genre, you may be left wanting. Though going back to basics, and doing it very well, is sure to be a delight. It’s a classic American hamburger. Streets of Rage 4 looks great, will kick your ass, and you get more out of it the more you put in.

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GameSkinny
Apr 28, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 is a surprisingly decent return to form for a franchise that's been collecting dust for over 25 years.

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GameGrin
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 14, 2020

A fantastic arcade throwback, Streets of Rage 4 remains faithful to the classic series, whilst adding its own fresh twist.

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Saving Content
Apr 29, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 is the surprise of the year. The grinding towards unlocking additional and retro character is a lowlight, the rest of the game is a highlight. The story is in-tune with prior games in the series, the artwork doesn't deviate from what you'd imagine this series looking like in 2020, and it's responsive and laser focused. Streets of Rage 4 keeps the history of the series in the rear view, yet moving forward by adding exciting and quality improvements to the series.

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VGChartz
8 / 10
8 / 10
May 1, 2020

The streets are paved with gold in Streets of Rage 4.

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Explosion Network
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 1, 2020

A fine-tuned beat-em-up just like they used to make em’ that’s been brought to the modern era thanks to the inclusion of new features that make the franchise more accessible than ever before.

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Game Freaks 365
May 3, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 didn’t need to reinvent the formula; it just needed to expand upon it. There are some great changes here that help elevate the gameplay and combat, but the bland story and environments drag it down a bit. These things won’t deter those looking for a new Streets of Rage entry, especially one that has such great combat.

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VDZE Media
8 / 10
8 / 10
May 4, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 is a welcome return for a classic franchise. Hardcore fans of the series are likely to be smitten with the amount of fan service and love that has gone in to this and rightly so. In not overhauling the game further though it may lose some appeal with new gamers.

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Hynerd.it
8 / 10.0
Hynerd.it
Nicola Detti
8 / 10.0
May 12, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 succeeds in the arduous task of representing the best of the genre to which it belongs. The developers had the ability to innovate this genre without turning it into anything else. The story can be completed in about 3/4 hours but once finished, the desire to replay it with another character is really great.

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Arcadeberry
80%
80%
May 14, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 is a rare example of simple concept perfectly realised to its full potential. With incredible visual flair and an amazing soundtrack, beating up wave after wave of enemies has never been more enjoyable. For those who are not fans of the beat-em-up genre, things may seem overall a little simplistic but if you are yearning for something to quench your insatiable thirst for arcade violence, it doesn’t get better than this. Ironically for a game titled "Streets of Rage", there’s absolutely nothing to be angry about!

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Spaziogames
7.9 / 10.0
7.9 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2020

It probaly lacks a bit of courage, but Streets of Rage 4 works on every level, expecially if you plan to play it with friends. Let's really hope that this is a new birth for this beloved franchise.

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Video Chums
7.9 / 10.0
7.9 / 10.0
May 3, 2020

Streets Of Rage 4 brings back the retro franchise in such a masterful way that it can convert modern gamers into hardcore fans of old-school beat 'em ups. With that said, it's still a bit too dated in some regards although it remains a heck of a lot of fun.

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PC Gamer
76 / 100
76 / 100
Apr 29, 2020

Streets of Rage doesn't do much to innovate, but it's a beautiful brawler with just enough depth to stay engaging through multiple runs.

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AusGamers
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
May 5, 2020

Proving that the series' music has aged better than any bottled grape juice, whilst re-affirming that there's still room for a solid beat-em up in today's crowded market.

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IGN
7 / 10.0
IGN

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 delivers a fun, traditional experience but prioritises nostalgia over any kind of modern reinvention.

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Game Informer
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 is a fun stroll down memory lane, but it doesn't have enough depth to completely pull players in

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Push Square
7 / 10
Push Square

Top Critic

7 / 10
Apr 29, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 makes a valiant attempt to drag the old-school franchise into the modern age. We've ended up with a beautiful beat-'em-up that's perhaps a little too loyal to the original games, but is ultimately a blast to play, especially with others. The appeal might wear off after a little while due to repetitive gameplay, but it's a huge amount of fun while it lasts.

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DualShockers
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 is a great continuation of the classic series, though it doesn't do anything revolutionary.

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Jump Dash Roll
7 / 10
7 / 10
May 7, 2020

As this sort of game always did, it remains a fairly pointless one-player experience that comes alive when playing with a friend or two. For nostalgic fans of the genre, it will serve up a treat, albeit one that doesn't last all that long.

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Saudi Gamer
7 / 10
7 / 10
May 5, 2020

A great and enjoyable game, it took me back to the 90s and it got me excited to replay the game with different characters. However, I don't think i can accept a similar approach to development if done again in the future, the game had minor improvements in gameplay and characters mechanics, the game needs major developments and huge jumps in mechanics as it did before in other Beat 'em up games in the 90s, specifically, the second game of the franchise.

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New Game Network
70 / 100
70 / 100
May 6, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 is both a sequel and a throwback to the original 2D brawler series. The gameplay has been tweaked and the presentation updated for the modern day, but it's still an unabashedly retro experience that will appeal to a select few.

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Press Start
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Apr 30, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 is a solid tribute to the genre it arguably helped shape, but this feels like more of the same with a fresh coat of paint rather than an all-out reinvention. What’s on offer here is reminiscent and nostalgic, and still a great time, but it ultimately lacks the oomph to elevate it beyond the games that came before it.

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Tech Advisor
Apr 29, 2020

Even as someone with no history on the streets (of rage) it’s clear that this is a labour of love, so I suspect franchise fans will find enough here to make it worth the purchase. The series is showing its age though, and while the aesthetic has been updated to suit the times, Streets of Rage 4 feels a little too rooted in its ‘90s heyday.

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